4 Strategies for Senior Living Communities to Increase Fitness Participation

Aug 29, 2018 by Rebecca Blackwell

Simply having a wellness program does not ensure that residents will participate. We talked to Trainers & Fitness Directors about how to encourage participation in initiatives that support physical fitness and compiled some of their most effective and creative tips.

What Are the Dimensions of Wellness for Senior Living?

Aug 21, 2018 by Rebecca Blackwell

The Dimensions of Wellness offers a path towards healthy aging by recognizing that building and maintaining physical health is not an end unto itself. A fitness program focused on whole-person wellness must meet physical, emotional, social, intellectual, environmental, and spiritual needs.

Is there a connection between resistance training and brain function?

Aug 8, 2018 by Rebecca Blackwell

Neurological studies indicate that by late middle age, most people develop age-related lesions in brain white matter. New research is demonstrating that regular strength-training creates a layer of cognitive protection that can decrease, or even prevent, this decline in brain function.